Tomeka Reid

Tomeka Reid (born 1977) is an American composer, improviser, cellist, curator, and teacher.

Reid has performed and recorded with the Art Ensemble of Chicago, Nicole Mitchell, Anthony Braxton, the AACM Great Black Music Ensemble, Mike Reed's Loose Assembly, and Roscoe Mitchell. She leads the Tomeka Reid Quartet, with Tomas Fujiwara , Jason Roebke , and Mary Halvorson, and is co-leader of Hear In Now, a trio with Mazz Swift  and Silvia Bolognesi .

Reid founded and, as of 2022, still runs the now-annual Chicago Jazz String Summit and was named a 2017 "Chicago Jazz Hero" by the Jazz Journalists Association. In 2019, Reid was appointed Darius Milhaud Distinguished Visiting Professor at Mills College. She is a 2021 United States Artists Fellow and 2022 MacArthur Fellow.

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